FRSC, oth­ers to train trans­porters on de­fen­sive driv­ing

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Romoke W. Ah­mad

Trans­ge­ria Con­sult­ing Ltd in col­lab­o­ra­tion with The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the Ve­hi­cle In­spec­tion Of­fi­cer (VIO) will com­mence train­ing for Nige­rian driv­ers on de­fen­sive driv­ing.

Speak­ing at the flag­ging off cer­e­mony in Abuja at the weekend, Chair­man of Trans­ge­ria Con­sult­ing Ltd, Mr. Em­manuel Osora, noted that driv­ing on the Nige­rian roads pre­sents a lot of chal­lenges.

“... Some of these in­clude driver’s be­hav­iour, ve­hi­cle main­te­nance cul­ture, road in­fra­struc­ture, the en­vi­ron­ment among oth­ers,” he said.

He said in or­der to com­bat the chal­lenges, “we need prac­tice tech­niques.”

Osora added that sim­ply know­ing how to drive was not enough but “know­ing how to drive de­fen­sively by plan­ning ahead and keep­ing an eye out for trou­ble in or­der to avoid crashes be­fore it hap­pens”.

“No mat­ter where you are there is one golden rule of de­fen­sive driv­ing and that is stay alert and plan ahead which if more people fol­low it, there would be fewer ac­ci­dent cases on our high­ways,” he ob­served.

Osora item­ized ob­jec­tive of the work­shop to in­clude; proper use of road, the knowl­edge and ap­pli­ca­tion of traf­fic rules and reg­u­la­tions, preven­tion of mo­tor ve­hi­cle ac­ci­dents and ad­min­is­tra­tion of first aid treat­ment, in­sur­ance cover and rights, un­der­stand­ing traf­fic laws and en­force­ments as well as driv­ers’ rights and li­a­bil­i­ties.

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